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About cjwilliams.poco

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  • Birthday March 27

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Vancouver, BC
  • Interests
    Gaming, programming in C#, C++, objective C, Java, Javascript/JQuery, PHP, HTML/CSS, SQL, etc.

    other stuff like bass, guitar, and everything nerdy like firefly, battlestar galactica, and more :)
  • Biography
    Been in school all my life (or so it seems). Spent a lot of it tinkering with computers and technology, and am currently at school for technical programming/ software development and IT.

  • Occupation
    Student/Store Assistant


  • CPU
    Intel i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A SLI Plus
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA Gtx 1080 FTW
  • Case
    In Win 805
  • Storage
    2x Adata SP550 480GB SSD's in RAID0
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 850 P2
  • Display(s)
    3x Asus VE247 Monitors Running Nvidia Surround - 6040x1080 (Bezel Corrected)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i with 2x LTT Edition NF-A12 Fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 FPS Mouse
  • Sound
    Kingston Hyperx Cloud II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro/Ubuntu 15.04
  1. If you don't care about aesthetics too much then get something like a HAF series case. My HAF 912 for my old AMD system was insanely good for that, which is kind of the point of the H.A.F acronym. Seriously good for entry level, if you can get something like a 932 though that would be better because that will swap the interior from that old school metal color to a black painted interior. If you want something that looks good then you would probably be better off with something more like a Corsair obsidian case or a 500R or something.
  2. That PSU is really going to be strained. I believe the recommendation is something like 450w or somewhere around that for the minimum, though with power delivery, sticking to the minimum is not exactly a good idea and I like to leave some headroom.
  3. I'm sure you're right, but I have no experience with them so I just went with what I could figure from his specs listed
  4. I would see if you can get your hands on another psu and see if the issue resolves. could be that the AMD card is not getting enough power maybe? Not too sure, so see if you could just borrow one from someone. also check some pc wattage calculators online and see what wattage they recommend for a power supply.
  5. Man my stuff feels so inferior, mainly because I havent needed to network much as all my work is done through one system anyways. Just got a crappy AP that is provided by the ISP, wired it to my stuff in my room (PC, xbox, spare disconnected for anything else needed, etc) and set up a repeater for wifi coverage on the other side of the house. No NAS/HTPC, as I dont use the living room. Also havent had a need for my VM's for running servers anyways, and a /24 network is sufficient for what I have. Gotta say it was interesting to see everyones setups!
  6. vessel account - cjwilliams video 1: https://www.vessel.com/videos/JYZEYDYx0 - hard line water cooling build video 2: https://www.vessel.com/videos/LCoY5zfFf - storage server enjoyed those videos! the server one peaks my interest because I have been taking Enterprise networking courses at school, so it was cool to see this
  7. No, Thank YOU!! found out about linus tech tips from the ncix channel where you branched out! been a good 2 years of awesome product reviews, and your channel has been great for many! I wish I could win anything, and I doubt I could because I never win, but that doesn't matter best of luck in the future!
  8. personally I use a MSI 970A-G46. It is really cheap and supports Crossfire/SLI and has overclocking capabilities (which I do use). No complaints for the motherboard whatsoever, especially as I used it for a $700 build in April of 2013. I also personally would recommend you swap the harddrive to a seagate barracuda 2TB, which is roughly similar in pricing, it has better capacity and better reliability that WD Drives (in my personal experience owning several of both) Do you have plans to upgrade this build as you continue on? and do you have a set budget for the parts?
  9. So you know, the range is supposedly 20 miles, not kilometres
  10. looks so ridiculous. would not buy, also ridiculous specs that are pointless.
  11. I vote neither, they are on their own but I will vote for Luke because why not
  12. I have a H60 so its mounted in the rear push pull exhaust. honestly there are pros and cons to different ways of mounting radiators, including fan configurations. its just a matter of what works best in your scenario.
  13. there is a significant amount of WANT coming from me after looking at this case.
  14. I like the audio setup it has. I like that a laptop has good volume with it (and i personally would sacrifice a bit of quality for volume too)
  15. I went AMD myself because I was on a budget, and planned on adding to/upgrading things later. If you are going to splurge a bunch of money on a single 780, maybe stick with a 770 and then go for a better cpu with the extra cash? I built my initial rig with $800 and i had to do a lot of add ons later on throughout about 6 months to boost performance (including upgrading gpu from 650 ti boost to 770) I would say that if you aren't going to be buying peripherals, monitor, etc. then go ahead and get a 4770k. might as well spend the few extra bucks for the performance.